The SYSTEM Series

April 25, 2019  |  Toolkits and Training Materials

The SYSTEM (Strengthening Your System to Energize Momentum) Series is designed to help communities more effectively end homelessness by providing various tools that help communities:

  1. Identify areas where they can make the most meaningful improvements to their systems;
  2. Continuously execute on those improvements for the greatest impact, and
  3. Leverage their Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application for the CoC Program competition to kick-start efforts to build a more effective system.

Please check back regularly, as more resources will be added to this page. And be sure to read more about this effort in a blog by the Alliance’s Director for the Center for Capacity Building, Cynthia Nagendra. 

Preparing for the 2019 CoC Program NOFA

Build an Effective Homeless Response System: Getting Ready for the CoC NOFA

What does an effective homeless response system do? What elements enable a homeless system to make real impacts for people experiencing homelessness? And how can you start thinking about the CoC NOFA as a vehicle to make decisions and investments to achieve such a system?

In this webinar, Alliance experts kick off a new series of webcasts, blogs and resources, all designed to help strengthen your system and prepare for the 2019 CoC NOFA.

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Getting Aligned with Housing First 

Getting Aligned with Housing First

Housing First is among the very most thoroughly established examples of an evidence-based approach to ending homelessness. The following resources can help your system conform to the fundamental principles of Housing First:

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Using Data

Addressing Racial Inequities

Addressing Racial Inequities

An effective crisis response system serves all clients equitably, regardless of their race. Use new tools to evaluate your system, identify inequities, and make the necessary adjustments.

 

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Ending Chronic Homelessness

Ending Chronic Homelessness

People experiencing chronic homelessness often face the greatest vulnerabilities and the highest barriers to existing homelessness. But a system that has effectively aligned its resources around outreach, low-barrier shelter, and the appropriate housing programs, is a system that can end chronic homelessness.

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